Jammu: CPI (M) on Saturday alleged allocation of coal blocks had been done on an arbitrary basis without any relation to market value of the commodity and the UPA government was responsible for this policy like the 2G spectrum allocation which has cost a lot of revenue.
    
"The CAG's final report will come but what we have seen of the draft (report), it is clear that the same method of allocation of scares natural resource--coal--has been done on an arbitrary basis", General Secretary of CPI(M) Prakash Karat told reporters here.

Karat, who was here in connection with the party's state conference, said "it has been done without relation to the market value of the resources. So, we have to wait for the CAG report".
   
"But I am sure it will show that the government in the country has lost a lot of revenue because of this policy", he said.

Karat said "government is responsible for this policy. By not doing anything in this regard, they are responsible for this, like what had happened in 2G spectrum allocation. Let the report come, then we will give our comment".

Replying to another question about the failure of the consensus on Lokpal Bill, he said "as far as the Lokpal Bill is concerned, a meeting took place yesterday also. To say there is no consensus is wrong".

The CPI(M) General Secretary further said that in Rajya Sabha when there was a discussion on it during the last session it was made clear that the entire opposition had raised that some main points should be amended and there should be 3-4 amendments in the Bill.

(Agencies)